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11 months ago
Pinsent Masons
Location: Leeds
Job type: Permanent
Category: Associate Jobs


We are currently looking to recruit a Litigation Associate level
lawyer with 4 – 6 years PQE to join our Leeds office.


role sits within a team of fee earners, and reports to a partner or
director. The role is to fill a need for
a broad spectrum commercial litigation lawyer at associate level who can take
the lead on mid sized claims with lighter supervision and support partners and
directors and supervise junior resources on larger claims. Experience of handling litigation and pre
litigation particularly contract and tortious actions is required. Work areas include IT disputes, product
liability claims, corporate M&A related disputes, environmental disputes,
pensions, universities and fraud. However
the work load is varied and covers all dispute areas other than IP,
construction and property litigation.

The Candidate Required

Candidates must (consistent with the years of experience) be good
problem solvers, have a good knowledge of the CPR and practice and knowledge of
the law and practice affecting one or more of the dispute areas described
above. Be able to demonstrate an ability
to identify key issues, steps required, timescales, resourcing and strategy to
run mid sized disputes successfully and to contribute to the setting of these
parameters in larger cases. The
candidate should have had experience of instructing and supervising more junior
team members to support their work.
Equally important is commercial awareness, and a personable and
enthusiastic approach. A sound academic
background, excellent written and communication and organisational skills are
all requirements.

The Team

The Leeds disputes and regulatory team has 3 partners, 3 legal
directors and 8 other fee earners. The
team prides itself on being friendly and inclusive and is looking for people
who will fit in with this ethos and make their careers here in the medium to
long term. The work covers a broad
spectrum of civil litigation offering plenty of interest and stimulation and
involves disputes of all sizes typically up to the mid £ tens of millions. Clients are typically medium to large
corporates including a range of listed companies. The team seeks to involve all members in
client relationship building and business development.

Firm Introduction

Masons is an international law firm with a long-standing reputation for
delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in its deep understanding of the
sectors and geographies in which its clients operate. With over 1,500 lawyers
operating from 23 locations throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and
the Middle East, Pinsent Masons is well-placed to advise on complex
multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.

In recent
years it has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any
other firm, and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by
the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the
global energy, infrastructure, real estate, financial services and advanced
manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors
include corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and
arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction,
projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement,
outsourcing, employment, share plans, technology and tax advice.

Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service
delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called
Vario, and has also developed Cerico, a cloud-based regulatory compliance
solution. It has developed long-term service agreements, often referred to as
‘sole adviser’ relationships, with a number of blue-chip organisations. Pinsent
Masons has also recently acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy,
Brook Graham which further enhances the firm's innovative and market leading

For more details, please contact our in house Senior
Recruitment Advisor Tia Jawed who can discuss the role and requirements.

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